Your body is your most sacred home.
It is with you wherever you go, it feels all of your experiences, and internalizes those experiences in ways you can’t even imagine.
It is most deserving of your love, attention, and patience, so why do you treat it so terribly as part of your daily routine?
Does this sound like you?
You wake up without having given your body the rest it deserves and needs.
You slather it, often unknowingly, with toxins (hint: your soap, shampoo, lotion, and deodorant).
You cram whatever food you can find into your mouth as you run out the door.
You pump your body full of caffeine and sugar, hoping to trick it into feeling awake and energized.
You sit your body down and keep it inactive for most of the day.
You feed your body mindlessly, with food-like substances and stress.
You bring your body home weary but you keep doing doing doing until at last it crashes into bed.
Imagine what would happen if you gave your body the love, attention, and patience it deserves…
You wake up feeling refreshed and energized.
You are mindful of what you put on your body as you wash and get ready for the day.
You make food choices that truly nourish and energize you.
You creatively move your body, get the blood flowing, and feel vitalized.
You make time to savor the flavors of your food and to find gratitude for your body.
You end your days feeling full of joy and love.
Caring for your body with love, attention, and patience doesn’t have to be a dream and it doesn’t have to overwhelm you.
When you take it one step at a time, you open yourself up to limitless possibilities.
By creating this sacred space within while you are still dreaming of the baby who will one day inhabit your womb, you give her the healthiest and most joyful place to be nourished, to grow, and to thrive.
What’s one action you can take today towards treating your body with more love, attention, and patience? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
Peace, Love, and Wellness,
I actually rested this week when I had a cold. It was important to help me in my recovery.